Saturday, 26 January 2013


Hello again. Well at long last the snow looks to be on its way out! It started to thaw yesterday thank goodness! It looks like I am going to be able to get out into the wide world again.

Here is my second  post with a sympathy card.  I'm sure most of you will agree that these are probably the most difficult cards any of us will ever have to make.

My Card

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This is a close up to show that by printing onto Safmat it looks as if it has been printed directly onto the cardstock

My friend was a jazz lover and a great musician. He played many instruments, even the organ in church at times. Because of this I wanted to fit music into the card somewhere but not be blatantly obvious about  it.
After die cutting the largest Floral Ovals die, whilst still in the die I stamped it with a music background stamp by Penny Black. I used Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed it with clear pearl powder. As you can see I used two different crosses from the Spellbinders Cross 2 set. I used M-Bossablities Dainty Dots folder on the background. I computer generated the sentiment by Thomas Moore and die cut it with Labels 18. For the inside I used a digi sentiment from the Endless Beginnings set by Clear Dollar Stamps.The dove is also from the same digi set. I used the pre-coloured png version and printed it onto Letraset Safmat and attached it to the inside.

This digi set was amazing value for money. It cost $2.50 and for that you get a total of 26 digi images -18 of them  sentiments and the other 6  doves. Half the set are jpg and the other half png. I don't know of any where else where you can get such value for money!

Well that's it for today. Have a good weekend everybody.

Love and hugs from Christine xx

I am entering this into 9 Use Neutral Colours


  1. What a beautiful card and very fitting for this sad occasion ,sadly i lost my sister-in-law on thursday so I`m making card`s like this but i`m finding it very difficult .Melanie

  2. This is an amazing card Christine sad that we have to make these cards but you have made a very good job of yours - love that dove
    jacqui x

  3. Prachtige kaart Christine.
    Ik vind het papier en de mallen die je gebruikt hebt heel mooi.

    Groetjes Karla

  4. Your card is gorgeous Christine. I love the way you have stamped the music background behind the cross and the dove is so beautiful.
    Take care and I hope you have a good weekend
    Sue xx

  5. This is a very beautiful card Christine and perfect for the occasion.
    Have a good weekend
    Lorraine x


  6. Christine. At such a sad time for you, you put so much thought into making your card even down to the music in the background. Glad to here your snow is going, we had some but not enough to stop us getting out and about. Take care. Hazel

  7. Hi Christine,
    such a superb card. So wonderfully designed. Just right for the occasion. Love the colour card used.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. The care you feel shows clearly in this beautiful card you have made. Sending hugs. xx Flora

  9. Christine your card is so stunning. Hugs Rita xx

  10. A beautiful card Christine not easy making cards like this but your card is just perfect


  11. Deze kaarten zijn erg mooi j kan ook zien dat je ze met gevoel hebt gemaakt.
    groetjes janie

  12. A beautiful elegant card Christine.

  13. Good Afternoon Christine,
    Another stunning creation. I know these are not easy cards to make but you have made a beautiful job of both of yours, they are so elegant and meaningful
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xx

  14. Good afternoon Christine, this is a really beautiful card, very elegant and I do love the dove, Carole Z X

  15. Prachtige condolance kaart
    Groetjes Gerrie

  16. Hi Christine, what a wonderful job your have done in creating two cards for these sad occasions. It must have been difficult for you and you have done them beautifully. The cross and dove are so meaningful and the cards are fantastic.

    Wilma x x x

  17. Lovely card Christine its stunning and hard I know to make:( you have done a fantastic job hugs hun xx

  18. Gorgeous Christine... another beautiful card.. I hope you are doing ok at this sad time!... Hugs May x x x

  19. Lovely work Christine - these are difficult to make but this is beautiful.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx

  20. Well done! Thanks so much for entering at Creative Moments.
    Leona x


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